Animal Care League Hosts Holiday Bazaar

In the market for holiday gifts? pet goodies? decorations? baked goods? The Animal Care League’s (ACL) Holiday Bazaar is the place to be! Along with these items, the bazaar also offers photos with Santa, assorted gift baskets, exciting raffles and live music to enhance your shopping experience.

The bazaar’s proceeds go toward helping ACL assist the hundreds of animals it aids each year. In 2017, ACL helped over 1,100 animals from the six communities it serves and intake from other high volume shelters. Surprisingly, these included not only dogs and cats but also rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, domestic birds, a few chickens and a turtle! These animals were either returned to their owners or adopted into caring homes.

The bazaar will be held on Friday, November 30 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1003 Garfield St., Oak Park.

Pictures with Santa will be taken from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Pets and their families are welcome!  A digital version of your photo is available for sharing with friends and family.

The bazaar’s location is just a few doors down from ACL’s adoption center (1101 Garfield St., Oak Park) and across I-290 from ACL’s Second Chance Shop (308 Harrison St., Oak Park). Start the holiday season right by enjoying the bazaar, viewing adoptable animals and checking out gently-used goods. Learn more at

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